First Aid/blood blister

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I have had a blood blister on the tip of my finger for about 4 months and it pops if I hit it. It is raised and it looks like the raised part is not just blood but meaty underneath. What can I do to get rid of it?

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Hello Kristy,

It will slowly dissipate on it's own. you could try warm water soaks to speed things along. If it's close to the skin I suppose you could try opening it with a needle? but that's about it. I wish I had more of an answer for you but these things take time.

Good luck,

Marc

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Marcus LaBarbera

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I am available to answer most questions related to: first aid, pre- hospital medicine, EMT and Paramedic questions, medical transport, critical care transport, ICU/CCU care, sedation, and medicine in general.

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I have worked as a NYS Paramedic since 1993 for both community based ambulance companies and large commercial agencies. I Have experience as bike team commander, and shift supervisor for a commercial ambulance. As a member of the Disaster team I was deployed to Louisiana for 20 days following hurricane Katrina. I worked along side the county Haz-Mat team as a "Tox-Medic" with advanced training in treating injuries from chemical agents. Besides my experience on the on the ambulance I have worked in a number of hospital based offices including dialysis and a sleep lab.

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I started my EMS career as a NYS CFR (Certified First Responder)in 1989, an EMT in 1991, a Paramedic since 1993, and a CCU transport paramedic since 2005. I currently hold certification as a: NYS Paramedic, Critical Care Transport Paramedic, ACLS/CPR/PALS certified. Advanced Haz-Mat Life Support certified (AHLS). In the past I have taught CPR and ACLS to my coworkers and the local community.

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